New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 16, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeituitg!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to\ Jerry Molina, Kyle Boon, Gilbert Alvarez (65th!), Frieda DeHoop, BIB KUnk, Anthony Santos, Clifford Wilson, Belinda Hundley. Happy Anniversary to Werner A Ruby Helen Klesling.
Jaycees to meet at Central Fire Station
The New Braunfels Jaycees' general membership meeting will be held at Central Fire Station on Hill St. across from the Brauntex Theatre this evening at 7 p.m.
Colonial Dames to meet March 22
The Comal Springs Chapter of Colonial Dames of the XVIIth Century will meet Tuesday,
March 22 at 9:30 a.m. in die New Braunfels School Administration Building, 430 West Mill Street.
The program "Early Music in the American Colonies" will be given by Professor John Schmidt of Southwest Texas State University.
Business After Hours set for March 22
The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce's "Business After Hours" membership mixer will be held Tuesday, March 22 dom 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Alamo Classic Car Museum (one-half mile south of Engle Rd. exit, on east side of 1-35).
Red Crees volunteers to meet March 21
The general meeting of the Red Cross Volunteers (hospital and nursing homes) will be held March 21 at 3:30 p.m. in the Garza St. classroom. All volunteers are urged to attend.
Lion— Chih hosting garage, baka sale
The New Braunfels Lioness ;Chib will have its annual garage and bake sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at the former World of Fabrics, 650 S. Walnut.
Donations will be accepted Wednesday through Friday,
March 23 through March 25.
Proceeds from the sale go toward sight conservation and the Texas Lions Camp for special children.
American League ladles to meet
The American League Ladies Auxillary will meet Thursday, March 17 at Victoria Bank & Trust at 6:30 p.m. Fun Day and other upcoming events will be discussed.
WIC immunisations sot to begin
The Local WIC (Women, Infants Sc Children) program, located at 166 Comal St., will begin immunizations on March 21. The immunizations will be fir e to WIC participants, Monday thru Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p m and 1p.m. to 5 p.m. Call 625-1441 for more information.
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Two injured in wreck
Henkf-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Two people were Injured and one man was arretted on charges of driving while Intoxicated after an accident that occurred In the SOO block of the Interstate Highway 35 access road Tueaday night
Two injured in two-car accident on IH-35
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
New Braunfels police officers responded to a two-car accident that occurred at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of Interstate Highly 35 near Seville Drive. The accident involved a 1968
Ford pickup driven by Terry Lynn Bilbrey of New Braunfels and a 1989 Chevrolet pickup driven by Raymond Leonard LaSoya, 47, of Texas City.
Reports show the accident occurred when Bilbrey failed to yield to La Soya who was exiting IH-35.
According to police reports Bilbrey was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
Two passengers in LaSoya's vehicle were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital for incapici-tating injuries. They are Rae Ann LaSoya, 16, and Hope Frances La Soya, 43.
Controversial health textbooks passed over by NBISD officials
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
The New Braunfels Independent School District Board of School Trustees approved several new textbooks for the 1994-95 school year, however, because of a lack of funds the books will probably not be placed in the schools until the 1995-96 school year.
The selection of the textbooks had been a source of controversy because of the high school health textbooks which were expected to be added this year. The health textbooks were taken off the list of books to be added. ^
The current health books, which were purchased in 1987, will continued to be used, according to Mike Fitsko Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.
Fitsko said some individual health textbooks had been sent directly to teachers at the schools during the past few months. He said a memo was sent to the teachers telling them not to use any books not approved by the district.
"We don’t want them to utilize any textbook until it has gone through the proper channels," he said.
Those books approved are for reading English, reading Spanish, speech, science, geometry, precalculus, business law and
In other business, the school board approved an articulation agreement with St. Philip’s College. The agreement allows students to take classes in high school which will count toward college or technical school credit.
The agreement is expected to help student make a smooth transition from one level of education to another without experiencing delays, duplication of courses or loss of credit.
This agreement will allow students taking automechanics courses to earn credit in the Transportation Technology department of St. Philip’s College.
During Tuesday’s meeting, the board also approved an agreement with Southwest Texas State University to allow for a teachers fellows program
The program allows NBISD to send one teacher to SWTSU to work on obtaining a master’s degree and in exchange the school will receive three teachers who are currently working on master’s degrees.
The salaries of the three teachers will be paid by the university. The NBISD teacher •will be asked to be a master teacher and serve as an advisor to the three SWTSU students.
- The cost of the program is a one-time payment of $40,OOO.
Investigation continues into accidental shooting
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Comal County sheriffs deputies are continuing an investigation in to an accidental shooting that occurred in Spring Branch this week.
According to Chief Deputy Elwood Hoherz, the shooting occurred at approximately 8 p.m. Monday. Hoherz said a 15-year-old boy was shot in the incident.
The address and name of the boy are not being released since he is a juvenile.
Hoherz said reports show that the boy accidentally she thimself with a 22 caliber weapon.
The gun was loaded with a blank cartridge but because of the close proximity of the gun, the boy was seriously injured.
The juvenile was taken by AirLife helicopter to a hospital in San Antonio. No report on his condition was available at press time.
Another juvenile was reported to to have witnessed the incident.
The case is being investigated by Comal Count Sheriffs Deputy Bill Faulkner.
Comal County Youth Show gets under way today
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
The Comal County Youth Show will kick of today at the Comal County Fair Grounds.
The livestock portion show is sponsored by the Comal County Junior Live Stock Association. The Junior Homemaking and Art Fair Association show will be running at the same time as the livestock show. The livestock show will run today through March 19.
Between 300 and 400 students will participate in the livestock show, according to Harold Voges, secretary of the Comal County Junior Livestock Show Association.
Vflgci said the show students from third to 12th grade and includes all schools in the Comal
The money raised from the sale of the animals is kept by the students. Last year the sale brought in mort than $200,000.
The schedule shows arrival and weighing of the animals will be conducted from Wednesday to Thursday.
Judging begins Thursday.
Market hogs and showmanship will be judged at 4 p.m. Thursday. Market lambs and showmanship will be judged at 8 a.m. Friday.
Market steers, breeding cattle and showmanship will be judged at 1.30 pjn. Friday. Rabbits, broilers and turkeys will be judged at 8 a.m. Friday.
Sale of the animals will begin at I pm. Saturday. Animals will sell in the following order turkeys, broilers, lambs, steers, hogs and rabbits.
All grand champian mg reserve cha»?yfo« animals must sell. Breed champion, reserve breed champion and blue, red and white ribbon animals will sell in the order of priority stated.
The homemaking and art show will feature the work of 90 students. This year 282 entries are expected to be shown. There are 16 divirions in the show which include cakes, decorative foods, breads, house plants, crafts, photography and many more.
Entries should be brought in Friday rooming and judging will take place the same day. The entries may be viewed by the public after noon on Friday or when the judging is completed.
hems that are not grand or reserve champions will be sold between 3:30 p.m. and 5 pm. Friday. Grand and reserve champions will be auctioned off at 6 pm.
Moisture caused problems with voting machine, county clerk says
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Comal County Commissioners received a briefing Tuesday morning concerning the counting of ballots for the March 8 primary election.
Comal County Clerk Joy Streater said the counting of ballots went well until the rains set in and the moisture caused problems with sending some ballots through the optical-scan machine.
Streater said after the rains began the machine had IOO "pick checks." A pick check is a machine stop. She also said there was one major ballot jam that kept the machine inoperable for 40 minutes.
Streater also said there were representatives from
both the Democratic and Republican parties present at that time.
"I would like to have them there from now on,” she said.
Streater also said some of the delay in getting election results out can also be attributed to the Eagle machines that were used in two precincts. She said the machine worked well at the locations but they could not get it to "mesh" with the software they have for the optical scan machine.
"We are not ready to do that (purchase Eagles). There is a software glitch. There is a problem in meshing the software we have with the Eagles," she said.
Linnell Hinojosa, who works in the County Clerk’s
Office, explained to the court that counting ballots is a tedious process. She explained that the ballot boxes must be opened, ballets unfolded and put in wacks to be put in the machine.
Hinojosa also explained that ballots from three precincts had to be counted by hand and that the Republican party did not order enough ballote for some precincts.
Early voting ballots began being counted at 11:30 am. and ballote that were brought in earlier on election day were counted between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p m. The other ballote were not brought in until 7:45 p.m.
Streater said the counting process may go more smoothly if a high speed printer is added and if the county uses three-part paper.
Local antique association undergoing rejuvenation process
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Local group under new leadership of president Ed Morris
The antiques are old but the ideas are new.
The Antique Association of New Braunfels is pursuing several new ideas to increase education and to increase business for area antique dealers.
The association is rejuvenating itself and is now under the leadership of newly-elected President Ed Moms, owner of Antique Appraisals by Mr. Ed.
Morris said the 82-member group is working to increase business by putting up several sign boards on Interstate Highway 35.
"The antique shopping brings in a lot of tax money. People will stop here for antiques,” said Morris.
"We want to contribute to the growth of New Braunfels and bring more business and money into the city,’’ he said.
Morris explained that a tree antique is an item that is a minimum of IOO years old. He said his purpose in the business is to find a home for a beautiful piece of art and work.
"We are going to stimulate the association with indoctrination, education and appreciation of the
antique world," said Morris.
One of Morris’ goals is to see antique businesses stay open late one night a week. He said he is hoping the later hours will be in effect by May.
The Antique Association is open to people who are in the antique business and includes businesses in the tri-county area. The group holds quarterly meetings and monthly meetings, as well as training sessions.
sMorris said he is also available to speak to area groups about antiques. He has been in the antique
business for 45 years and formerly had a shop in Dallas but he said he still is excited when he finds a treasure.
"I’m surprised every time I’m called to a home to see the things that have been handed down," said Morris.
Morris said he is honored the group chose him as president.
He said he will work to publicize the antique business as much as possible.
Due for the organization are $75 per month. Anyone interested in joining should call 620-7687 or come by Morris’ business on Seguin Street across from Bluebonnet Motors. The next meeting will be held in April.Take a look inside your community - Don t miss Horizons 94 March 27!